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Date Mon Mar-26-12 07:27 AM
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Suspension of belief is as you say - the ability for the reader to enter the make-believe world.

But I also believe that you can only go so far when you write that make-believe world. The world still has to make sense (even science fiction and fantasy worlds, but more so contemporary, or almost contemporary worlds)

I have authors I cannot stand reading because I cannot enter their world. Usually it's because the world is too close to the real world, but also too different.

Things like a jumbo jet being retro fitted with harrier jump jets so the plane can take off and land vertically on a football field. Or the hero rigging up the jeep to drive itself whilst being chased and shot at. He climbs onto the bonnet, takes the bonnet off, throws it and himself onto the ground in front of the fast moving jeep. The jeep runs over him, but not touching him, and he comes out the back shooting and killing the bad guys. Or .....

You get the drift.

And yet I write vampires and werewolves. Go figure.

  

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suspension of disbelief [View all] , Weird Jim, Sun Mar-25-12 06:58 PM
  RE: suspension of disbelief, Linda Adams, Mar 25th 2012, #1
RE: suspension of disbelief, Justinvs, Mar 25th 2012, #2
RE: suspension of disbelief, CatrinP, Mar 26th 2012 #3
RE: suspension of disbelief, junedrexler, Mar 27th 2012, #4
RE: suspension of disbelief, RavenCorbie, Mar 29th 2012, #5
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